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Pests & IPM


Gypsy Moth Information:

Summer 2021 - DEC is tracking elevated populations of gypsy moth caterpillars that are causing noticeable leaf damage across New York State. Gypsy moth populations are especially high in Clinton, Warren, Saratoga, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Yates, and Orleans counties. The caterpillars will begin to disappear in July as they become moths. For up-to-date information please visit

If you have questions that are not answered by the information on this webpage, you can reach out to DEC at

What is IPM?

IPM stands for Integrated Pest Management. It is a system for managing pest problems using a range of safe, least-toxic methods. IPM is integrated because it uses biological, organic, cultural, mechanical and chemical options for managing pest problems.For more information on the basics of IPM strategies, visit Cornell University's IPM in a Nutshell page

Diagnostic Services

Plant, insect and disease identification and diagnostic services are offered at CCE-Essex; a charge may apply; please call our office for details. If necessary, samples can be sent to Cornell University for identification, at a charge of $25/sample. For more information about submitting a sample, visit: The Cornell University Diagnostic Laboratory.

Useful Links

IPM for Homes - Cornell brochure with IPM strategies for managing insect pests in the home and garden

New York State Integrated Pest Management - IPM publications, tools and resources for vegetables, fruits, ornamentals, lawns and field crops. Fact sheets also address IPM concerns for Buildings & Schools (including extensive fact sheets on bedbugs); Nursery, Greenhouse & Christmas Trees; and Landscapes, Parks & Golf Courses.

Last updated June 14, 2021